Vorig jaar was ik ook al zo gefascineerd door Tom Whitwell’s lijst van weetjes die hij in het afgelopen jaar heeft opgepikt. Dit jaar staan er ook weer een paar pareltjes op:
13. Vice media is worth more than the New York Times, Washington Post and Financial Times combined.
28. Videogame repair companies in New York report that up to 50% of Sony PS4 consoles they receive for repair are infested with cockroaches. The insects use the wide ventilation ducts on the bottom to move into the warm interior, mate and make a home.
32. In the early 1980s AT&T asked McKinsey to estimate how many cell phones would be in use in the world at the turn of the century. They concluded that the total market would be about 900,000 units. This persuaded AT&T to pull out of the market. By 2000, there were 738 million people with cellphone subscriptions.
41. Men travelling first class tend to weigh more than those in economy, while for women the reverse is true.
De hele lijst vind je hier: 52 things I learned in 2017